Rob Whalen had the best view of Dee Gordon's spectacular diving play
On Friday night, the Mariners orchestrated a comeback to beat the Red Sox, 7-6, after trailing 6-3 after six innings. That rally was made possible, in part, by reliever
In the seventh inning -- Whalen's fourth of relief -- he found himself in some trouble with runners on first and second and two outs. The trouble got even worse when
"Dee was there to have my back," Whalen told MLB.com's Greg Johns. "I had the best view in the house because I was on my butt looking right at him. By the time I looked up, he was up in the air and flipped it. I've never had a play made like that behind me."
Whalen probably wishes he had some popcorn and a soda for the show he took in, but, one can't really complain about the sort of in-front-of-the-front-row seat he found himself in for one of the biggest plays of the game.